Viard stu­dent shines in pub­lic speak­ing

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Year 9 Bishop Viard Col­lege stu­dent Mimisa Omeri was one of the out­stand­ing com­peti­tors in the O’Shea Shield pub­lic speak­ing con­test at St John’s Col­lege, Hast­ings, in mid-May.

She won sec­tion A of ju­nior pre­pared speak­ing and claimed the Ge­orge Fam­ily tro­phy, the first time Viard had won it since 1986.

Her mes­sage was to em­brace your cul­tural iden­tity and be grate­ful to the people and com­mu­ni­ties who nur­ture it.

Mimisa’s de­liv­ered in Samoan.

The O’Shea Shield in­volved two days of in­tense com­pe­ti­tion be­tween 17 Catholic schools from the lower North Is­land and the top of the South Is­land.

Stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in or­a­tory, de­bat­ing, im­promptu speak­ing, ju­nior pre­pared speak­ing, re­li­gious ques­tions, scrip­ture read­ing and drama.

St Cather­ine’s Col­lege of Welling­ton won the O’Shea Shield. speech English was and

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